Archive for November 29th, 2019

End of an era as Japan’s Panasonic exits chip business

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Thursday it was exiting the semiconductor business, selling its loss-making subsidiary to a Taiwanese firm as it struggles with [...] » More

Japan MPs’ disaster helmet drill sparks Twitter debate

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Some Japanese lawmakers giggled this week during a drill to practice the use of disaster prevention helmets, at least one of which was put on backwards, prompting Twitter [...] » More

Japan beer exports to Korea dry up amid hiccup in ties

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Not a single drop of Japanese beer was exported to South Korea last month, according to official figures on Thursday, as a boycott campaign against Japan over a historical [...] » More

Japan scraps end-of-life ad campaign with comedian amid backlash

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Japan’s health ministry has scrapped a poster campaign encouraging terminally ill people to make preparations for their final days after a fierce backlash from patients [...] » More

Japan doctors use experimental skin treatment on studio arsonist to save donor skin for his victims

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

The Japanese man accused of killing 36 people in an arson attack in Kyoto in July is undergoing experimental treatment for burns to 90 percent of his body. It was decided [...] » More

National brain bank to study neurological disorders launched in Singapore

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s first national brain bank resource to study neurological disorders was launched on Wednesday (27 November). Brain Bank Singapore is co-funded by Nanyang [...] » More

NEA urges mosquito-proofing homes as dengue cases spike

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has urged the public to be extra vigilant in mosquito-proofing their homes against dengue fever during the end of the year period, due [...] » More

Fake news law: Correction notice issued to States Times Review

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A correction direction has been issued against sociopolitical website States Times Review over a Facebook post that falsely claimed several individuals have been arrested [...] » More

Insurance agent fined for not reporting S$2 million in income

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

An insurance agent has been found guilty of evading more than S$631,000 in taxes by under-reporting her income and failing to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST). Chew [...] » More

$32 million lost in Jan-Sep to new type of business scams

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

At least $32 million was lost to scammers pretending to be business partners or employees in the first nine months of the year, said the police on Wednesday (27 November). In [...] » More

Income growth slows in Singapore; median salary now above S$4,500: MOM report

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Workers in Singapore received a bump of 2.2 per cent in their income in 2019, according to the Labour Force in Singapore Advance Release report released on Thursday (November [...] » More

Median monthly income for Singapore residents rose 2.2pct to above $4,500 in 2019

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The real median monthly income for full-time employed residents in Singapore rose by 2.2 per cent this year to $4,563, lower than the growth of 4.4 per cent last year, the [...] » More

Singapore Flyer stays suspended over a week due to ‘minor technical issue’

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Flight operations at the Singapore Flyer remained suspended more than a week after its management announced that they detected a “minor technical issue”. A [...] » More

Google Philippines announces new country director

Google Philippines announces new country director

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:02 AM

Bernadette Nacario follows interim head Ben King, and long-time country head Ken Lingan who left in May 2019 Google on Tuesday, November 26, announced the appointment of [...] » More

Typhoon on course to hit Philippines, seen to dampen hosting of SEA Games

Typhoon on course to hit Philippines, seen to dampen hosting of SEA Games

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A typhoon is en route to bring powerful winds and heavy rains to vast swath of Luzon next week and is forecast to hit venues hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Typhoon [...] » More